Warriors Patrick deal unlikely

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WIGAN’S chances of signing Huddersfield’s Larne Patrick are receding.

The 25-year-old forward had surfaced on the Warriors’ radar.

Shaun Wane was understood to be keen to bring him on board for this season to bolster his pack option

But the Giants have dug in their heels and are not prepared to let him go.

Patrick is under contract with the Yorkshire club, though that has not deterred Wigan from pursuing players in the recent past - Tony Clubb, Dan Sarginson, John Bateman, Sam Hopkins, Matty Smith and Blake Green all commanded transfer fees.

While there is always the possibility of a deal being revived, it seems Huddersfield are unwilling to do business, and the Warriors will look elsewhere.

Wane has made it clear he is happy with his current squad - but remains on the look-out for players who could strengthen his squad.

With Epa Lauaki and Andy Powell - who haven’t traveled to a first-team training camp in Florida - poised for departures from the Warriors, the front-row may need strengthening.

Bradford’s Garreth Carvell is one name which has been mentioned in other quarters, but those rumours are understood to be wide of the mark, with the ex-Warrington prop not on Wigan’s radar.

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